Pinson looking to visit Louisville

Theo Pinson has a list of high major schools tracking him. He's starting to feel the heat, as they are all turning up the attention. One school -- Louisville -- is looking to get a visit from Pinson in the near future.

Theo Pinson is starting to take a stronger look at the recruiting process.

The heavily recruited five-star wing out of High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian Academy is currently being pursued by Louisville, North Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Indiana, Duke and Georgetown.

"Mostly all the schools that are recruiting me are picking it up because it's about our time to make a decision and stuff like that," Pinson told Scout.com following one of his games at the Nike EYBL Hampton event.

Pinson said he's developed good relationships with all of the schools recruiting him.

"Honestly I have a good relationship with all the head coaches that are recruiting me, that's what makes it so hard," Pinson said.

Louisville has turned up their recruitment of Pinson. The talented wing said he's working on finalizing a visit date to Louisville. They are the only school he's planning to visit in the near future.

"Real good school," he said when asked about Louisville. "Coach Pitino is one of the best coaches ever to coach in college basketball. That's just another plus."

"I could see myself playing [there]," he added. "They press full court, but it's a little scramble like game. I like that a little bit. You get to shoot the gaps and stuff like that. He lets his guards play. He lets them make plays. Of course you have to take good shots, but he wants you to stay aggressive."

Pinson said he talks to Pitino once a week.

"He's a really cool guy," Pinson added. "He wants the best out of his guys and he's going to push you to get the best out of you."

Indiana is certainly a factor in Pinson's recruitment. Tom Crean saw him play multiple times in Hampton and they had him on campus recently.

"They are just like any other school," he said. "Of course, they've been at a lot of my games and showing support. They are a good school with a good head coach. They've interacted with me during the basketball off season."

Pinson also said he's been keeping in close contact with North Carolina.

"I hear from North Carolina bout twice a week," he said. "I mainly talk to McGrath and coach Hubert."

There are a variety of things that Pinson is thinking about in regards to making a college decision.

"Of course going in and playing as a freshman and fan support and then I want to good relationship with the head coach because that's who is going to be coaching me for the next four years," Pinson said.

Although Pinson didn't give an exact date, he said he's hoping to come up with his college choice towards the beginning of his senior season.


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